The Stand

Training builds worker power

UNITE HERE Local 8 & the WSLC partner on innovative skills-building program   OLYMPIA (March 22, 2023) — Unskilled labor is a myth. All jobs require trained and experienced working people. Training both helps services run smoothly and helps keep workers safe on the job. But too often, access to training is limited by workers’ […]

WSLC offers workforce development toolkit

Labor leaders serving on regional workforce boards play an important role. The WSLC helps them be effective.   OLYMPIA (Feb. 15, 2023) — The public workforce system is complicated. It’s a patchwork of federal, state and regional programs and funding streams that aims to help employers fill jobs and help jobseekers find work. But the […]

In Olympia, there’s strength in our solidarity

At the WSLC Legislative Conference, more than 300 union members and leaders support each other’s priority issues at the State Capitol   OLYMPIA (Feb. 8, 2023) — Last week, the Washington State Labor Council hosted its 2023 Legislative Reception and Lobbying Conference at the Olympia Hotel on Capitol Lake. More than 300 members of WSLC-affiliated […]

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